Liverpool Turn Down Second Coutinho Bid
Barcelona were prepared to hand Liverpool, in the hope of securing Philippe Coutinho, a little under half the transfer fee received from Paris Saint German for Neymar.
However, a 100 million euros (£90m) bid was 'rejected immediately' according to the BBC.
Coutinho, who only signed a new five year deal at Anfield in January, a deal the BBC says doesn't include a release clause figure, isn't a player Liverpool want to sell and turned down an offer of 85m euros (£76.8m) plus 15m euros (£13.5m) in add-ons.
Liverpool insisted Coutinho, 25, wasn't for sale when turning down a £72m offer from Barca in July, which has been reiterated by the Premier League clubs' boss Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp, in an interview with Sky Germany, quoted by Sky Sports said: 'Liverpool is not a club that has to sell players. That is set in stone. So what they pay in the end doesn't matter. From a financial standpoint, there is no price limit to let him go. No price at which we are ready to give in. Our goal is to have the best possible team. So we want to keep our guys and add new ones. That is our plan.'
However, no player is 'untouchable', I think that's been proven with Neymar, but Klopp is conscious of Liverpool replacing Coutinho should he be sold.
The German added: 'Today, no player on the planet is untouchable. But a transfer is also a question of timing and if you have the opportunity and the need to react to such a transfer. Also you have to ask, if you have the time to react. But just because of one request of one club, we don't have to think about that. We are not in that situation.'
Sky said the Brazilian international has told Liverpool he would like to join Barca if a deal can be agreed.
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